According to reports, QS, the global higher education analysis agency, released the 30 best places to study in 2018, ranking first in London.
Ranking depends on the number of top universities in the city, the local employment market, cultural diversity and quality of life. Based on the survey of 50 thousand students, QS tries to quantify the attraction and advantages of the city to students.
For the students in London, there are more world – class universities than any other city, including the Imperial College London, the University College London, the London School of economics and the king’s college. Students can also enter museums, theaters, cinemas and restaurants to enjoy cultural life.
There’s a lot of job opportunities in London. As an international metropolis, London is inclusive and diverse. Overseas students here do not feel isolated and excluded. However, the cost of living in London is very high, often higher than that of students. Ben, director of research at QS, said the results showed that “London is a place for learning, but the level of consumption is also a shame”. Sowter
The second place is Tokyo, Japan, which is more desirable. The main factors are safety, pollution index and quality of life. Of all the cities, Toronto, Canada is generally regarded as the most attractive city, followed by Tokyo and Amsterdam. In the world university academic rankings, American universities dominate. The top four of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s top rankings are American universities.
Among the favorite cities, only two of the top 30 cities are Boston and New York. For the most affordable cities, Hungary ranked the highest in Budapest, followed by Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Another annual study published this week by QS shows that the two most important factors for foreign students to consider are the quality of teaching and whether the geographical location of the university is “popular”.
London’s rankings may trigger a long debate in Britain about overseas students and visa requirements. Earlier this year, a study by QS found that foreign students contributed 20 billion pounds a year to the British economy. The analysis said London was only 4 billion 600 million pounds. The think tank says the findings support calls for international students to be removed from migration targets.
In addition to Tokyo, the other 28 cities are: Melbourne, Montreal, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Sydney, Seoul, Vienna, Hongkong, Toronto, Boston, Singaporean, Zurich, Kyoto Manchester, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Amsterdam, Moscow, Shanghai and Prague.